Fundraising Tips & Tricks


Masquerade Auction Theme

Top 5 Posts from 2014

It’s been a busy year for us here at Greater Giving. Most importantly, we launched our blog! We continue to transfer information from a resource library into our blog as well as post new articles on the latest trends in the fundraising world. We strive to provide interesting, highly relevant, and easily-digestible content, so please… Read More »


Volunteer Impact Infograph

Volunteer Impact Reporting

Your volunteers are a great group of people who do a lot for your organization. How do they know what impact they have? How do you know what impact they have? What could you do with that knowledge? According to nonprofit software management research firm Software Advice, “55% of nonprofits collect data to measure the… Read More »


Giving Tuesday Summary

A Snapshot of #GivingTuesday 2014

  What do a puppy, Giving Tuesday and $500 have in common? The answer is Greater Giving.    We were busy this year working to support our community of organizations in easily and effectively launching their Giving Tuesday campaigns. Here are some great resources you may have missed: 5 Easy Steps to Launch Your Giving Tuesday Campaign… Read More »


Content Management System

Guest Post: Leveraging Content Management to Help Secure Funds

In the world of fundraising, missing paperwork equals missed donations, which can be tough to swallow when every dollar counts. Using a content management system and automating business processes ensures efficiency and donor retention. Both business process automation (BPA) and content management systems should be leveraged to track donations and streamline donation-driven activities. This not… Read More »


Michelle Renner

Michelle Renner on Nonprofit Technology

Michelle Renner is the Director of Advancement Services at Chaminade College Preparatory School in St. Louis, MO. She shared with us that one of her biggest fundraising challenges is having enough time in the day to get everything done. Staying on top of nonprofit technology also takes quite a bit of effort. Greater Giving has provided… Read More »


Online Cause Promotion: 7 Free Nonprofit Tools

Online Promotion: 7 Free Nonprofit Tools A solid, online promotion plan comes in two parts: establishing your non-profit presence in online circles, and monitoring your reach as you begin using new promotional tools. Here are seven free nonprofit tools you can use to extend your non-profit’s reach, as well as keep an eye on your ongoing… Read More »


Greater Giving CoSchedule

CoSchedule Shout Out

Here at Greater Giving, we love CoSchedule:   Greater Giving adopted CoSchedule, a drag-and-drop editorial calendar for WordPress, in May 2014 for the launch of our brand new fundraising blog for nonprofits. CoSchedule schedules blog posts with your team and automatically sends messages to your social networks. Among other WordPress-friendly, blog editorial calendars, we chose… Read More »


June Blog Digest Top Stories

June Blog Digest’s Top Posts:   Training Your Volunteers for Event Night Success Make the best use of those amazing volunteers—and retain them for years—with these three tips to use when training your volunteers. Guest Post: Make Money Out of Thin Air – Ultimate Fundraising Auction Items Think about what auction items you can add… Read More »


Guest Post: 4 Simple Strategies to Keep Fundraising Events Fresh

Donor retention is an essential part of nonprofit fundraising. Unfortunately, keeping donors interested and supporting a mission is also one of the biggest challenges nonprofits face. If you’re losing donors year after year, or are affected by the dreaded “donor fatigue”, it might have something to do with your fundraising events. Are you hosting new, exciting fundraising… Read More »